21 2020

Lecture - Berel Lang

7:30PM - 9:30PM  

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Please join Dr. Berel Lang, who will discuss "Against the Lachrymose View of Jewish History". The historian Salo Baron attached the lachrymose view of Jewish history" as mistakenly focused on events or practices of persecution and violence in that history-at the same time providing strong evidence that still more basic factors shaped the history of Jewish flourishing and survival. Bit the same lachrymose view still dominates current popular Jewish understanding, and this has severe even dangerous practical consequences.

Sponsor: University of Hartford Maurice Greenberg Center and CONN Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life